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Thurston County Commissioner Gary Edwards spoke on the issues of homelessness, home permitting processes and the judicial system of jury trials due to COVID-19 restrictions in front of 100 people at … more
A special three-day filing period will be held Wednesday, June 2 through Friday, June 4 to allow citizens to run for elected office for positions without candidates. Open positions … more
  Thurston County Elections will hold a Candidate Filing Workshop online on Thursday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  The meeting is open to anyone interested in running for office this … more
The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tue., April 13, at 3 pm to receive public comment on adding a Thurston County Medic One property tax levy to the ballot for … more
A program designed to clean tent encampments and provide intensive case management with people living in the camps is in the works. The “Scattered Site Management Pilot Project” was … more
County commissioners yesterday considered a space-needs study of the county courthouse campus that focused on how to best move multiple governmental offices away from the campus. The study is the … more
The Thurston County Auditor’s Financial Services Team received their 14th straight Annual Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government … more
In a ceremony lasting just 50 minutes, including time to work out technical glitches, Thurston County received a blessing, heard two keynote addresses and swore in seven state and county officials … more
OLYMPIA – Thurston County Elections will host a virtual swearing in ceremony for recently elected officials at 10 … more
The Olympia City Council began talks of forming a Social Justice and Equity Advisory Commission shortly after the death of George Floyd in May. Once the council decided to form a … more
TUMWATER –– The Tumwater City Council is meeting in a 7 p.m. meeting Sept. 1 to discuss the Regional Housing Council, which is an interlocal council formed by the city governments of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater, as well as Thurston County, to find solutions to the area’s homelessness and housing affordability crisis. more
Thurston County is seeking public comment on the draft Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). more
THURSTON COUNTY –– The Thurston County Auditor’s Office, which oversees voter registration and elections, held a voter registration challenge hearing Thursday afternoon to determine whether the voter registration of Thurston County Board of Commissioners candidate C Davis was valid or not. more
LACEY –– City officials approved an agreement with North Thurston Public Schools and Tumwater School District to use city facilities. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia Heritage Commission met Wednesday evening to learn about “The Third Thirty,” an oral history project led by Elaine Vradenburgh, an oral historian and local educator. more
OLYMPIA –– City officials discussed a proposal from the Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation Department to create an arts center in the city out of the current National Guard Armory. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia City Council approved an agreement with the cities of Tumwater and Lacey late Tuesday that would dissolve the Health & Human Services Council and use the money designated for that council for a new Regional Housing Council. more
THURSTON COUNTY – Thurston County is seeking public comment on the draft Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). Developed with guidance from the Thurston County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC), the SWMP recommends strategies to manage solid waste generated in the county over the next six to 20 years. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– C Davis, a candidate for the Thurston County Board of Commissioners, allegedly made inappropriate and "creepy" remarks to girls as young as 12 at local churches, offering them flowers and candy and seemingly made a point of trying to find a “child bride” in a church setting. more
OLYMPIA –– Members of the city’s general government committee are scheduled to receive an update on planned uses for the National Guard Armory in Olympia, which is set to be vacated early next year after the National Guard moves to a new building next February. more
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